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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Remove phone

Posted: 08 May 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.41 x 2.44 x 0.56 inches (112 x 62 x 14.2 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution480 x 360 pixels320 x 240 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

250 ppi167 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio25.69 %27.31 % 
Colors65 53665 536 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital zoom 
CamcorderYesYes 
Hardware
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1150 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSSBlackBerry Browser 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.AEV-DO 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPSGPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced16 Jun 200914 Sep 2010 

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